Removing excessive leaves
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Removing excessive leaves

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This year’s cool spring, late rains and relatively cool summer in the Napa Valley all contribute to excessive growth, with the vines expending energy into shoots, instead of flavorful fruit. So, we have to remove by hand the excessive growth, allowing just enough leaves to protect the grapes from sunburn. Here we’re removing excessive leaves and shoots in our Rutherford Vineyard, just behind our winery